New Haven, Connecticut | July 30

Event Overview

The Craft Brew Races is a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5k. The post race beer festival will be held immediately following the race featuring 20+ breweries. This is a 21+ event. Whenever possible local food vendors and local musicians will participate as well.


Edgewood Park

Corner of West Rock Ave. and Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515 (map)


Saturday: July 30, 2016

Race Start: 12:00 p.m.
Festival: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Event Registration & Tickets

2016 Registration and tickets coming soon!

Fees 5k + Brew Fest Brew Fest Designated Driver
Early Bird
Thru June 29
$50.00 $40.00 $15.00
Thru July 29
$55.00 $45.00 $15.00
Onsite $65.00 $55.00 $25.00

Mail-In Registration

If you would prefer to register offline, please send the mail-in-form along with payment. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 processing fee for mail-in registrations.

What do I Get?

Event Day

What do I need to bring?

You will need your ID in order to receive your 21+ bracelet when you pick up your race bib prior to the race. The bracelet must be worn during the race and presented for entry into the Festival. Festival Only and Designated Driver participants must present their ID at the gate of the Brew Festival following the race for access to the festival.

Food vendors will be onsite selling, so cash is also recommended.


There is NO PARKING available at the Festival at Edgewood Park. Please park at the Souther Connecticut State University lots 8 & 9 off of Farnham Ave (map). Signs will direct participants from parking to the festival. Please arrive early as this is a short walk from registration and bib-pick up.

21+ Event

This is a 21+ event, no exceptions. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to participate in the event, including babies, children and pets.

Brew Run Details

The 5k will begin at 12:00 p.m. at Edgewood Park. All runners must check in prior to the run at Bib Pick Up to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet.

Bib Pick Up & Onsite Registration

Location: Trailblazer (map) | Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Edgewood Park (map) | Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
It is strongly recommended that all runners arrive early to registration to alleviate race day delays.


We will be offering Friday packet pickup and registration at Trailbazer at 296 Elm Street, New Haven from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Those who check in on Friday will be given a 21+ bracelet, and are expected to wear it overnight so as to avoid transfers of registration. Thank you for your cooperation!


Gather your friends, family or mutual craft brew lovers and join or create a team when registering to compete for the team prizes. Three award categories include Largest Team, Largest Brewery Team, and Fastest Team. More Info

Awards and Medals

All 5k participants will receive a Craft Brew Races medal at the finish line. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finisher's during the post-race Brew Festival.

Brew Festival Details

The Brew Festival will begin immediately following the race, with gates opening at 12:30 p.m. Runners must present their 21+ bracelet for entry. Festival Only and Designated Driver ticket holders will receive their 21+ bracelet at the festival gate.

Designated Drivers

We urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver and we are happy to offer admittance to all designated drivers for $15.00 whereupon they can enjoy the festivals' great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.

Note: We do not offer a 5k/Designated Driver ticket option.

Live Music and Food

Food vendors and trucks will be onsite selling throughout the festival.

Live Music: Off The Trolley

We're excited to have Middletown, Connecticut natives Off the Trolley play for us at Craft Brew Races New Haven.



Courtyard by Marriott Orange

The Craft Brew Races is proud to partner with The Courtyard by Marriott Orange for a discounted room rate for event weekend. Please contact (203) 799-2200 or book here to reserve your discounted rate!

The discounted rate is good for a Standard King or Double $109, plus tax.


Traveler Costume Contest

What is It and how do i win?

Why just run a 5k when and go to a beer festival, when you can dress up in a costume, run a 5k and go to a beer festival?!

New this year, the Traveler Beer Co. is hosting a costume contest at each race. All you have to do is come up with your costume (Sorry – solo costumes only. No groups.), make sure we can still see your race bib, and check in with Traveler before the race.

We’ll text the winner after the race and regale them with a trophy, a $100 gift card and some great Traveler swag.

Past Events


2015 Results
2014 Results


2015 Photos
2014 Photos


Not a runner but would like to attend the brew festival for free? Sign up to be a volunteer at any Brew Races venue to help with race registration and/or course marshalling and as soon as the run is complete join your running buddies at the festival! All volunteers get a T-shirt. Space is limited. 




Our Partners

Our Mission

The Craft Brew Races are a celebration of local craft brewing, an active lifestyle, and the surrounding community. We are proud to purchase all beer directly from the breweries in order to support the blossoming industry. Cheers!

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This is a 21+ Event